Department of the Environment and Water Resources home page

About us | Contact us | Publications | What's new

Header imagesHeader imagesHeader images

Australian Biological Resources Study

Checklist of the Lichens of Australia and its Island Territories
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References
Bulbothrix tabacina (Mont. & Bosch) Hale
  Phytologia 28: 481 (1974); Parmelia tabacina Mont. & Bosch in J.P.F.C.Montagne, Syll. Gen. Sp. Crypt. 327 (1856) & in F.A.W.Miquel, Pl. Jungh. 4: 443 (1855 or 1857). T: Java, [Indonesia], F.W.Junghuhn; lecto: L; isolecto: PC, fide M.E.Hale, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 32: 24 (1976).  
  Thallus adnate to tightly adnate, to 4–7 cm wide. Lobes subirregular to sublinear, 1.5–5 mm wide; margins with moderately dense bulbate cilia; cilia large, conspicuously inflated. Upper surface pale grey, flat, shiny, with sparse to moderately dense maculae, continuous; isidia sparse, mostly simple, less than 0.5 mm high. Medulla white. Lower surface shiny, black, with narrow papillate or naked zone along lobe margins; rhizines moderately dense, mostly simple, black. Apothecia rare, sessile, 1.5–4 mm wide; thalline exciple ecoronate, isidiate. Ascospores ellipsoidal, 9–15 × 5–8 µm. Pycnidia not seen. CHEMISTRY: cortex K+ yellow; medulla K+ yellow then red, C-, P+ orange; containing atranorin, chloroatranorin, salazinic acid (major) and consalazinic acid.
  Relatively common, pantropical, found in coastal rainforests in Qld and northern N.S.W.; also at Lord Howe Is. and Norfolk Is. Common in open secondary forests in Central and South America, Africa, India, Nepal, Taiwan, West Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Grows on bark of mangroves and trees, rarely on rock.  
  Elix (1994a)  

Checklist Index
Introduction | A–D | E–O | P–R | S–Z | Oceanic Islands | References

This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from Australian Biological Resources Study. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed in the first instance to Dr P. McCarthy. These pages may not be displayed on, or downloaded to, any other server without the express permission of ABRS.

Top | About us | Advanced search | Contact us | Information services | Publications | Site index | What's new